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My little girl front teeth's gum are swollen while her two front teeth is growing. Is it normal ? I am so worry...please help me!

My little girl front teeth's gum are swollen while her two front teeth is growing.  Is it normal ?  I am so worry...please help me!

She's teething: Your post did not say how old your little girl is. I'm going to guess that these are her primary teeth. A bit of swelling is perfectly normal when teeth erupt. All the best... ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have been having a pain on my four first bottom front teeth/gums. Similar to the pain like when you bite onto a really cold ice cream.

I have been having a pain on my four first bottom front teeth/gums. Similar to the pain like when you bite onto a really cold ice cream.

See a dentist: See a dentist to determine the cause of your pain and what, if anything, needs to be done. There are lots of causes for what you describe and only a personal one on one examination and x-rays can determine that. ...Read more

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I am loosing my front teeth gums, removed plaque via scaling with no effect yet, I am scared that my front teeth will be without gum soon, what to do?

I am loosing my front teeth gums, removed plaque via scaling with no effect yet, I am scared that my front teeth will be without gum soon, what to do?

Periodontitis?: From your post, it appears that your gums are receding. Without any other info to go on, the best advice i can give you is to have a local periodontist evaluate your condition and try to stabilize the bone loss to help prevent tooth loss. Can't tell if the problem is limited to your front teeth or to your entire dentition, but professional care is mandatory. ...Read more

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Just my front teeth gums are receding. Dentist suggested that it can grow via scaling(i.E.Plague just on front teeth)but its not effective yet, so sad?

Just my front teeth gums are receding. Dentist suggested that it can grow via scaling(i.E.Plague just on front teeth)but its not effective yet, so sad?

Receding gums: If the gums are slightly receded from heavy plaque and calculus formation, and the teeth are scaled\root planed along with you following through with proper brushing and flossing, I have seen the gingiva (gums) return to a health state along with some "creep" back of gum tissue. Anything more than that requires intervention with special periodontal surgical techniques. Consult a periodontist. ...Read more

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I have bottom front teeth gum recession and told that there is a lack of good blood supply. Can recession still be treated with grafting?

I have bottom front teeth gum recession and told that there is a lack of good blood supply. Can recession still be treated with grafting?

Periodontics: As dentists, we treat teeth based on the symptoms we see. If there's a cavity then a filling is needed, etc. A periodontist follows the same protocols when dealing with unhealthy gums. If there is advanced gum disease, then a graft is one of many possible solutions that can be recommended. If a 'gum specialist' has recommended a grafting surgery (and you trust his opinion) then heed his advice. ...Read more

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Periodontist never said to me over 4 yrs. that I had major bottom front teeth gum recession issue. I switched and DDS did bone and alloderm. Hmm?

Periodontist never said to me over 4 yrs. that I had major bottom front teeth gum recession issue. I switched and DDS did bone and alloderm. Hmm?

Hmm ?: If you're insinuating that your prior periodontist did not diagnose or treat you correctly, you'll have to have another local periodontist review your treatment records. It may very well be that your major problem developed over the four years, even though the periodontist did their best to save those compromised teeth. All the best... ...Read more

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I had 2 wisdom teeth removed from my upper left. This was over a week and a half ago and my front teeth/gums are sore and painful. Is this normal?

I had 2 wisdom teeth removed from my upper left. This was over a week and a half ago and my front teeth/gums are sore and painful. Is this normal?

See your dentist: The relationship between wisdom teeth surgery and "front teeth/gums are sore and painful" is mostly irrelevant. Sore or painful gums may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist.See your dentist for evaluation. Do not delay, ...Read more

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On one of my front teeth, the gums have pulled back enough so that the roots are slightly exposed. Is there a way to reverse this /without/ surgery?

On one of my front teeth, the gums have pulled back enough so that the roots are slightly exposed. Is there a way to reverse this /without/ surgery?

Depends: Depends on what caused the recession. Even if not reversible, you would want to prevent any further gum loss. For best advice see a Periodontist, a gum/bone Specialist. ...Read more

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Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

See your dentist: There are many causes for the symptoms you described. However for accurate diagnosis see your dentist for examination and x-rays. Otherwise is a guessing game. ...Read more

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2 broke teeth pain only from one worse when sinuses back up and severe pain around lower front teeth in gums?

2 broke teeth pain only from one worse when sinuses back up and severe pain around lower front teeth in gums?

Computer: You seem to have multiple coincidental dental problems, and dental infections may be spreading to at least your sinuses and possibly beyond. You don't need a computer, you need a Dentist. Please seek treatment immediately. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop a nose bleed now that pushing on my front teeth and gums don't work anymore?

What can I do to stop a nose bleed now that pushing on my front teeth and gums don't work anymore?

See a physician: Pushing on front teeth is not a method of stopping a nose bleed. You need treatment inside uyour nose if the condition is chronic. This is not a dental problem. I only wonder how you ever dreamed up such an idea of treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if i accidently tripped and fall on my face hurting my front teeth and gums and right knee trying to break the fall?

What should I do if i accidently tripped and fall on my face hurting my front teeth and gums and right knee trying to break the fall?

See doctor: You should see a medical doctor regarding your knee. As for your teeth see a dentist asap. They will take an x-ray to assess the severity of the injuries to your mouth. It is best not to wait to long as complications can arise. ...Read more

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I just had alloderm gum surgery in top 2 front teeth and gum is whiter and swollen is this an infection?

I just had alloderm gum surgery in top 2 front teeth and gum is whiter and swollen is this an infection?

Not necessarily: You just had the surgery, you need to give it some time and follow the post operative instructions given by your dentist. Of course, he is the best person to ask and show the area in question. ...Read more

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There is a gap slowly forming between two front teeth and the gum below is slightly discoloured. Will my teeth fall out?

There is a gap slowly forming between two front teeth and the gum below is slightly discoloured. Will my teeth fall out?

If you don't treat : You are describing periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss, especially if not treated. See your dentist. ...Read more

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There is a little brownish speck above my two front teeth, on my gums i noticed it a couple days ago and it hasn't gone away ...What is it ?

There is a little brownish speck above my two front teeth, on my gums i noticed it a couple days ago and it hasn't gone away ...What is it ?

Brown speck: Hard to say without clinical examination and more information. As with any kind of lesion no matter where it appears on the body the only sure way to diagnose is to biopsy. I would see your dentist asap and have the area evaluated. Then the proper course of treatment, if any is necessary at all, can be determined. ...Read more

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Got fever and tonsillitis.Next morning gums slightly swollen. Swelling progressed w/ pain. Woke up w/ yellow film on front teeth. is this gum disease?

Got fever and tonsillitis.Next morning gums slightly swollen. Swelling progressed w/ pain. Woke up w/ yellow film on front teeth. is this gum disease?

Fever and tonsils: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be carefully examined and most likely the team will prescribe appropriate medication.
If they have some concerns they will refer you to the appropriate doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bad overbite. It covers the whole row of my front teeth. Then my front teeth reach my upper gum and it hurts. My teeth are really straight th?

I have a bad overbite. It covers the whole row of my front teeth. Then my front teeth reach my upper gum and it hurts. My teeth are really straight th?

Overbite: Deep vertical overbite and a larger than normal horizontal overbite (overjet). As a result you have what we call palatal impingement. Your malocclusion (bad bite) is readily resolvable with Orthodontic Treatment. Just because teeth are well aligned within each arch does not mean that they meet and function properly. Please see qualified specialist Orthodontist for (usually free) initial exam. ...Read more

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I have a gap in my front teeth and a lil gum separating them. I got my braces and it's closed but the gums became puffy and big (behind & in front)?

I have a gap in my front teeth and a lil gum separating them. I got my braces and it's closed but the gums became puffy and big (behind & in front)?

Gum swelling: Common. Make sure to clean between your teeth daily with Water Pik or dental floss. If inflammation does not subside your treating Dentist or specialist Orthodontist may want to refer you to a specialist Periodontist for revision of shape of gum tissue. ...Read more

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I have braces bcoz of spaces between my front teeth but suddenly d gums between it swell & it hurts when i brush it. I regularly brush & use mouthwash?

I have braces bcoz of spaces between my front teeth but suddenly d gums between it swell & it hurts when i brush it. I regularly brush & use mouthwash?

Orthodontist: Please speak to your orthodontist. As discussed in my prior answer to a similar post you made, since there is less space between your teeth, the gum tissue has been compressed in that area. Over time things should be fine. Great oral hygiene will help. ...Read more

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Underside of my tongue and lower front bottom gum teeth are slightly sore and feel raw(few days). light smoker -havnt smoked recently. Whats wrong?

Underside of my tongue and lower front bottom gum teeth are slightly sore and feel raw(few days). light smoker -havnt smoked recently. Whats wrong?

Hard to say...: Without being able to look at your teeth, radiographs, knowing when your last dental exam and cleaning was, or even your age, the best advice is to see a local dentist who can actually see you and provide needed services, if any. ...Read more

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Why is my gum coming away from my bottom two front teeth?

Why is my gum coming away from my bottom two front teeth?

Periodontal Pocket: Periodontal pockets usually result from bone loss around a tooth. Your best bet is to be examined and treated by a local dentist. Failure to do so can result in the loss of the afflicted teeth. ...Read more

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The gum between my two front teeth has become darker...what could be causes?? It's freaking me out

No need to freak: A darkened gum can be cause by a number of different things, including trapped calculus under the gum line. No need to guess, visit a local dentist for an exam. ...Read more

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My son had front teeth fall out. He just turned seven. Him gum is bloody where one tooth was. Is it a problem?

My son had front teeth fall out.  He just turned seven.  Him gum is bloody where one tooth was.  Is it a problem?

Bleeding gum: It's normal for tissues to be inflamed when baby teeth are just lost. Have your dentist check the area to make sure there's no other reason for the bleeding. ...Read more

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